[BCAB] Windows 7 system images

Stephen whocrazy at internode.on.net
Wed May 14 00:46:49 BST 2014


Hi. Like drive snapshot, image for windows also 
has a dos component called image for dos.
At 09:37 PM 5/13/2014, you wrote:

>Léonie, yes it is possible to perform a complete restore (Windows, files,
>the lot) using Image for Windows, but not to do so without sighted help
>unless your system is booting into Windows and JFW is working.  If your
>system is booting into Windows and JFW is working, then you can use Image
>for Windows to restore a complete system image.
>
>I'll look up those details for the Windows live environment - they are on my
>other machine.
>
>Phil
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Léonie
>Watson
>Sent: 13 May 2014 12:08
>To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 7 system images
>
>Thanks Richard, Phil and Mo. Just so I'm sure, is it possible to do a
>complete restore (Windows, files, the lot) using Image for Windows, and
>without sighted help?
>
>Would also be interested to know about the Windows/NVDA install CD you
>mentioned Phil.
>
>Léonie.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Agent Orange
>Sent: 13 May 2014 12:04
>To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 7 system images
>
>
>Hi mo,
>
>Yes that is correct.  I use a Linux Boot CD which boots into a Linux live
>version of Image for Windows.  From there it is possible to perform the
>restoration.  However, as you say, there is no speech support at this point.
>The only way to achieve it is to memorise (or more likely, write down) the
>key sequence for performing the task, or get sighted assistance to do it.
>
>Someone has created a live windows recovery CD with NVDA speech support, but
>this only enables a completely fresh reinstallation of the OS rather than
>the restoration of your own image.  It uses something based on Bart PE with
>NVDA built in.  I imagine that's the sort of thing you might be using.
>
>I'd be happy to test out your backup and recovery Live environment using an
>older XP machine rather than my current Win 7 machine.  If that's any good
>to you, put me down.
>
>Phil
>
>
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Mobeen Iqbal
>Sent: 13 May 2014 11:32
>To: BCAB Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 7 system images
>
>hi phil.
>
>once you've got an image for windows backup image, how do you go about
>restoring it? for example if windows isn't working would you have to get
>sighted help for the restoration?
>
>Mo.
>
>On 13/05/2014 11:28, Agent Orange wrote:
> > The Win 7 backup and restore applet is accessible, and it generally works.
> > However, as backup and restore packages go, I do not find it to be
> > particularly intuitive.  For instance, it is not possible to store
> > different images in subdirectories on your chosen external disc.  Once
> > you have selected a hard disc on which to store your backup files
> > and/or your images, you cannot create your own directory structure -
> > everything goes in the root.  And the naming convention adopted by
> > this utility is itself rather awkward to navigate.  The control panel
> > applet which controls the backup and restore utility also suffers from
> > some rather sloppy design.  For instance, the distinction between file
> > backups and complete system images is rather blurred to the point
> > where it can be confusing whether you are creating / restoring a file
> > set
>or a complete image.
> >
> > I would urge consideration of something like Image For Windows which
> > is both fully accessible with JFW and (in my view) more intuitive to use.
> >
> > Phil
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Léonie
> > Watson
> > Sent: 13 May 2014 11:18
> > To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> > Subject: [BCAB] Windows 7 system images
> >
> > Morning,
> >
> >
> >
> > My computer routinely needs flattening and reinstalling. This time I’m
> > thinking about using the Windows 7 system image feature to create an
> > image of my hard drive, just after I have a basic setup in place.
> >
> >
> >
> > If anyone has any experience of using this tool, and/or can shed some
> > light on how the backup/restore process is (with Jaws/NVDA), I’d
> > appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
> >
> >
> >
> > Léonie.
> >
> >
> >
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